Thursday, January 29, 2009

My favorite picture of the kids in the Bahamas

Here is my favorite of the shots I mentioned in the previous post:

Model Release mania

So I took a bunch of great shots of my cousins in the Bahamas last month and I am uploading them to iStock. This has been quite a headache! First I sent the MR's to my sisters to get them signed. Then I scanned them all into my computer as Jpegs...

Now the hard part, iStock only allows one upload of a release. SO I had to figure out how to combine them in Photoshop. What I did was combine them as a contact sheet. I'm not sure if that is how everyone else does it, but that is how I got all the releases into one jpeg. (they only allow jpeg)

To do this, I followed this path File->Automate->Contact Sheet II and here is what my settings looked like for 2 (change the columns field for more):

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

New website!!

I just got my new website up and running!! Check it out!!

Work or Shoot?

So I was leaving the garage today, heading to work on a frigid morning, when I noticed the clouds were lifting from the Flatirons. The trees and rock were all plastered with snow and looked absolutely beautiful. I had my camera in the car but had to get to work!! Now that I work in Arvada, it is not so easy to stop and shoot in Boulder on the way to work, and I miss it!

So, I decided I could run into Boulder quick, get some shots and then race to work. Maybe nobody will notice if I am late?!?

It was well worth it. I chased a coyote out of a field so I could set up my tripod, got set up and captured some good shots, I think. You can judge for yourself below. And I made it to work by nine so it wasn't too bad.

Friday, January 23, 2009

iStock Ebb and Flow

Funny, now today I had my best day ever!! I had my biggest Extended License sale which brought my month back on track!!

My big sale was for this image:

Monday, January 19, 2009

iStock ebb and flow

I am glad that I do not count on iStock income!! My sales have dropped dramatically this month. I was excited since I just moved up to the silver level which means I get a bigger cut of the sales. Oh well, hopefully it is just a cyclical thing and it will come back up next month!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Bahamas in my Portfolio!

Just got back from a cruise in the Bahamas. I got a few good pictures, one of which was just accepted onto iStock... I think it has some potential...

Friday, January 9, 2009


I am creating this blog to share my experiences as I prod along in my photography "career". I am currently selling photos on and constantly trying to learn more about photography.

I plan to blog about everything photography as well as anything else that strikes me. If anyone reads it i will be pleasantly surprised!!

Ben Klaus